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Mar 3, 2014 11:00am PST
is exceptionally weak in ukraine. and what's more, the eu imports most of its energy from russia, which is a top oil producer. should putin take the risk and turn off the taps, as he did with ukraine in 2009 and in 2006, it could spell disaster for europe and, perhaps, the u.s. as the "new republic" notes, "any supply shocks in europe that send prices higher will have ripple effects that raise gas prices in the united states." fiona hill is an expert on russia and eurasian affairs at the brookings institution. fiona, thanks for being here. let's start with that question. you do have a lot of criticism of the president saying that he needs to take stronger action. what conceivable stronger action could be taken? >> well, the problem is, as you've just laid out, that the strong action that the president can take really is very dependent on being in lock step with our european allies. the real impact of any sanctions would only be felt on russia if the eu and other key allies are with us in the way that we are all acting together in the sanctions against iran and our dispute over iran's nuclear pro
Feb 26, 2014 11:00am PST
, there's that focus on jobs, jobs, jobs again and save energy and fuel. meanwhile, back in washington, house democrats are preparing to dust off one of the oldest tricks in the books, the discharge petition to try to force a vote on raising the minimum wage. here to help break down all of this complicated wonderful strategery, imy wail yajimmy wi. how you doing? it's been too long. >> right. >> i love all of this that you can do in the parliamentary process. explain what a discharge position is and is it a good idea? >> it basically says to the minority. hi, here's the deal, if you're in the minority, the democrats, you need to get a certain number of republicans so that we can get to 218, that's the half, that's the number. you have to get half the number of the house of representatives to sign a petition, sign this piece of paper that sits in the well of the house at the clerk's desk. if 218 members sign that, then a bill comes up. wait seven days. comes up on the first or fourth monday. and talk in tongues and stuff like that. >> this gets around -- john boehner's big problem is th
Mar 4, 2014 11:00am PST
and the low energy assistance program, the national school breakfast program and even head start. the report claims snap discourages work among female head of households and married men and concludes that the national school launch program created by congress in 1946 to ensure that war drafties were fit for combat, quote, contributes to obesity among school children, i guess by giving the little ones too much food? what he says does work, wait for it, is tax cuts. that's what he wants to do while consolidating or cutting federal anti-poverty programs, all of which combined amount to about 12% of the $3.5 trillion federal budget when you take out medicare and medicate at 21%, social security at 22 and defense spending at about 19. this debate between republicans and democrats about how to really help the poor is just getting started. paul ryan is daring his party to embrace these ideas and to run on them. your move, gop. that wraps things up for the "reid report." i'll see you back here tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. eastern. the cycle is up next. >> how is it going? great commentary on paul ryan ther
Feb 28, 2014 11:00am PST
could be the most effective. and in just 14 month, we've had incredible amount of energy devoted to this issue. moms have woken up to this. we have our children's lives at stake and we are tenacious. myself, i have not had a loss due to gun violence, but i got involved in this organization because i don't want to. and i think that we work with moms like lucy who have been impacted by that loss because there is no more eloquent face than the face of a grieving mother to show the impact. >> are you focusing your efforts on federal legislators or -- >> have not given up the fight on extended background checks. we've had enormous success at the state level, as well. we do have a chapter in every state. last year background checks were passed in colorado, new york, connecticut and delaware. so we are moving the issue. and we are very confident that we are going to change the culture, not just the laws, but the culture. >> and goal back to jan, just taking the lesson from madd which has been so successful, in terms of moving the culture, what advice would you give in term of the agenti
Mar 5, 2014 11:00am PST
in high-tech manufacturing and in energy and in exports for in american innovation. that's job number one. job number two is training more american with the skills they need to fill those good jobs. so that our work force is prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. part three, guaranteeing every young people access to a good education from pre-k all the way to college education like the one you're getting here. [ applause ] >> that's why over the past five years working with the outstanding congressional delegation from connecticut, we've been able to make sure that dollars are going farther than before. we took on a student loan system that gave billions of taxpayer dollars to the big banks. and we said let's use those to give more students directly the help they need to afford to go to college. [ applause ] that's why we're offering millions of young people the chance to cap their monthly student loan payments at 10% of their income. so you need to check that out. go to the -- go to the website, the department of education, and find out how you may be eligible for that. today more young peopl
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